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17 Dec 2002

Xenical
What does the following medication do, Xenical, does it hep to reduce weight? Am i able to get it over the counter on my medical aid or do i have to get a prescription?
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Libbi
Xenical is probably the only so-called fat trapper that really works because it makes all the fat in the diet pass straight out of the body so that you can't absorb it and thus lose weight. It is only available on prescription and should only be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. Because it is expensive it is better to obtain it through your medical aid, which the dr can motivate for if you are very overweight or obese.
Good luck
DietDoc
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